Yes, growing older is a privilege—but we’d still like to hold onto our youthful glow! A life lived fully can lead to skin that needs some extra attention. Our ZENTS skin care experts explain what exactly happens to skin as you age, and provide tips and product recommendations for aging gracefully.
Why does our skin change so much as we age?
Remember your early 20s, when you could spend a night on the town and wake up looking perfectly refreshed? When we’re young, our skin’s natural rejuvenation cycle is in full swing. Our cells are constantly renewing and our skin is filled with beneficial chemicals and proteins like hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, which help keep our complexions plump, hydrated, and wrinkle-free.
As you age, however, these chemicals start to break down due to both natural processes and environmental factors, like sun exposure. When they start to break down, you may notice signs of aging such as fine lines, loose skin, and issues with maintaining adequate skin hydration.
Thankfully, the right moisturizer can work wonders for aging skin by helping to rebuild your natural moisture barrier and aid in collagen production, so you never have to say goodbye to your glow!
What is the best moisturizer for aging skin?
The best moisturizer for aging skin is one that will support and boost your complexion’s natural defenses against age and help prevent further breakdown of the skin. Fortunately, there are several cutting edge ingredients that can do just that. Here are some suggestions from the skincare experts at ZENTS:
- Peptides: Look for moisturizers that contain peptides – one of the best ingredients for rebuilding and repairing damaged cells. Peptides are the building blocks that make up proteins in our skin, so they help slow down the aging process by encouraging our skin to produce more vital proteins like collagen.
- Hyaluronic Acid: This must-have ingredient is a naturally-occuring humectant that works to keep skin hydrated by attracting moisture from the air. With regular use, you’ll notice skin that’s plump and youthful, with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles greatly reduced.
Our Probiotic Lotion delivers a daily dose of plant based peptides and hyaluronic acid for visibly smoother, moisturized skin.
- Paracress: Another age-defying savior is the plant extract Paracress (also known as “Nature’s Botox®”). Paracress works by lessening muscle tension, leading to reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, much like pricey injectables! Paracress also helps to tighten and reorganize collagen fibers, which means firmer and smoother skin for you. Introduce this exciting ingredient into your routine by massaging Concreta into hands, neck and decollete to see instant, smoothing results.
- Shea Butter: Last but not least, at ZENTS, we definitely have a “thing” for shea butter! This anti-aging powerhouse has a fatty acid profile similar to your skin’s, so it’s able to provide superior hydration by penetrating the skin more deeply. Shea butter also works to shield your skin from environmental aggressors like sun exposure and free radicals, which are some of the main culprits when it comes to aging. You can find this versatile ingredient in some of our favorites for summer, including: Ageless Aloe Wash, Concreta, and Lotion.
Of course, the most important element to aging gracefully is to care for the body you’ve been given with gratitude. You deserve to glow!
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